Here is an update from our Principal, Karen Mitchell, explaining what we’re doing to support our students with their continuity of learning.
The College continues to work to the Government’s advice and instructions and moved to on-line learning from Monday 23rd March, with College campuses closed to students, staff and visitors from 25th March.
Our nursery at the Aylesbury campus and Life Skills Centres at Aylesbury and Wycombe campuses continue to provide for a small number of vulnerable students and children of key workers.
We are continuing all technical theory learning, English and maths, careers and employability development through on-line learning and virtual timetables, supported by teachers, assessors, learning and student support. Our students (and staff) are quickly getting to grips with the technology and developing their digital skills in the process.
We are currently putting plans in place for assessing College-based practical assessments for when restrictions are lifted. We are working with Awarding Bodies and sharing information with students, parents and apprentice employers on exams as we receive it.
Thank you to all our employers who are continuing to employ/retain and support our apprentices through these times.
You can follow Coronavirus updates relating to the College here.
This is an incredibly difficult time for employers and businesses in the County, and Bucks Business First (BBF) have asked us to make sure that businesses who support our apprenticeships and industry placements are aware of the support available to you through BBF.
Famous rally driver and Monte Carlo winner, Paddy Hopkirk MBE, visited our Wycombe Campus earlier this month to revisit the commemorative plaque which honours his work with young people and the motor industry.
The Workzone Team at our Aylesbury Campus have been developing opportunities for students to gain some work experience with The Green Dragon Eco Farm in Hogshaw.
On 4th March 2020, a small group of Construction students attended a working day visit to Flannery Plant Hire in Wembley.
On 14th February, our Fashion, Retail and Communication students were welcomed into popular clothing store, River Island's Distribution Depot in Milton Keynes!
Last Friday, Bucks College Group Level 3 Acting for Stage & Screen students were delighted to perform two pieces of Children’s Theatre at a local primary school.
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